Jamaican Fish Tea is a light, spicy and delicious fish broth, which is very quick and easy to make. And because this is a light broth, not a fish stew, all you need are the fish heads, tails and bones. And any fish can be used.
So buy your favourite whole fish and fillet them. There will be enough flesh left on the heads, tails and bones to make this fish broth. Put the fish fillets up in the freezer for another occasion, or even better use them to make some Escovitch Fish.
Or if you can get lots of small bony fish cheaply ... what we call trash fish in Jamaica ... clean and use the whole fish.
The broth will not be too peppery if you do not break the Scotch Bonnets, but you will get a lovely flavour. But please be careful ... because if even one breaks you may not be able to drink the soup.
A warm, freshly baked loaf of Hard Dough bread goes very nicely with Fish Tea.
Enjoy ... and "Give Thanks".